MADRID (AP) — The surprise announcement came after another important win by Sevilla in the Spanish league.

The club had just beaten Valladolid 2-0 to get back into the fight for the final Champions League spot. Everyone expected the team’s coach, Joaquin Caparros, to come out at the post-match news conference and talk about Sevilla’s good run since he took over.

Instead, the 63-year-old Caparros stepped into the podium and shocked everyone.

“I have chronic leukemia,” he said, speaking briskly before making any comments on the game.

It was the type of news no one wanted to hear. Concern immediately turned to his health.

But it was Caparros himself who quickly downplayed the situation.

“It won’t keep me from doing my job,” he said. “I’m

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